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Xbox Live Gets Classic Games

Kotaku reports that coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade will be some great classic games, starting with Paperboy, Defender, Root Beer Tapper, Cyberball and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Frankly, I couldn’t be more excited for Paperboy. I’m convinced that, on an HDTV screen, I can finally beat the damn game!

Gamespot has more:

Defender, the futuristic side-scrolling shooter and one of the most recognizable games from the arcades, will make its debut on next-gen consoles more than 25 years after it first appeared in arcades. Also out on a new route is the 1984 hit Paperboy, the surprisingly challenging game that puts players in the seemingly mundane role of an everyday newspaper delivery boy.

Gamers will then be able to go from slinging papers to slinging drinks by downloading Root Beer Tapper. Doing their best Sam Malone impression, gamers are tasked with delivering sarsaparilla and other libations to needy, parched customers.

Fighting fans familiar with Midway can thank the publisher for one of the genre’s most recognizable catchphrases–”Finish him!”–by downloading Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Though Mortal Kombat creative director Ed Boon clearly implied that the franchise will one day appear on next-gen systems, gamers can get a head start on the spine-pulling, head-popping action of the franchise with UMK3.

Gamers who think that the next-gen player models in Madden NFL 06 look stiff and robotic haven’t seen anything yet. Cyberball, the futuristic football game featuring machines in lieu of humans, will also be headed to Xbox Live Arcade.

March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | General, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | no comments

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